Fred Shic PhD

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Computer Science; Director, Technology and Innovation Laboratory (TIL); Co-Director, Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory (YESCog)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchChild Study Center: Yale Autism Program; Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training; TIL; YESCog

Research Interests

Autism; Eye-tracking; Gaze-contingent technology; Magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Galvanic skin response; Electrodermal activity; Augmentative and alternative communication more...


  • B.S., California Institute of Technology, 1996
  • M.S., Yale University Graduate School, 2004
  • Ph.D., Yale University Graduate School, 2008

Selected Publications

  • Shic, F., Macari, S., & Chawarska, K. (2013). Speech Disturbs Face Scanning in 6-Month Olds who Develop Autism Spectrum Disorder. Biological Psychiatry, (0). doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.07.009
  • Kim, E. S., Berkovits, L. D., Bernier, E. P., Leyzberg, D., Shic, F., Paul, R., & Scassellati, B. (2012). Social Robots as Embedded Reinforcers of Social Behavior in Children with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1–12. doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1645-2
  • Chawarska, K., Macari, S., & Shic, F. (2013). Decreased Spontaneous Attention to Social Scenes in 6-Month-Old Infants Later Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Biological Psychiatry, 74(3), 195–203. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.11.022



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